New Motorola RAZR Spirals Into Crapulence Motorola RAZR VE20
24 September 2008
Excerpt: No one knows how to polish a turd like Motorola. For proof, look no further than its latest iteration of the storied RAZR family, the VE20. While you wouldn’t know it by glancing at the handset, it’s actually been four years since the V3 began seducing phone fashionistas who didn’t mind trading a middling feature set for style.
Pros: Setting aside its pretensions as a multimedia phone for a moment, the VE20 does its job as a phone quite well. Call quality was impressive, and voices rang true even in noisy environs. Battery life was equally noteworthy, with more than 5 hours of talk time.
Cons: Cloudy front screen makes the VE20 look like it suffers from a rare form of cell phone-based glaucoma. Half-hearted attempt at touch interface on the front screen feels gimmicky and is completely unnecessary. Dinky inner screen diminishes most (if not all) of Sprint’s useful services and apps — that’s when they’re actually working. Horrendous internet experience. For some reason, memory card is stuffed behind battery. It’s been four years, Motorola. Do something subst...
Excerpt: The Motorola RAZR franchisee continues with the Razr VE20 , also known as the Motorola Vegas. A competent clamshell, the Razr VE 20 offers a feature mix variant of its predecessors, providing another choice for users who enjoy the now iconic flip. In addition to a complete entry level feature set that includes an alarm, stopwatch, calendar, world clock, et al.